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Other Ways to Donate

Participants in a program at Signature Healthcare Foundation,
a 2014 Healthy Living Grant recipient.

The AMA Foundation has a formal Gift Acceptance Policy which is used in evaluating all contributions.


By Phone
To speak to a donor services representative, simply call (312) 464-4200.

By Mail
If you would like to send a check through the mail, please make checks payable to the American Medical Association Foundation, and mail to:

American Medical Association Foundation
330 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611

Visit our online donation form.

Stocks, Securities and Mutual Funds

Each year, some of our committed donors support the American Medical Association Foundation with gifts of stock or mutual fund shares.

If you own appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds held by you for more than one year), donating them to the American Medical Association Foundation may allow you to reduce or avoid more capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the contributed stock.

You can also designate the American Medical Association Foundation as the beneficiary of your securities; please contact your broker for more information.

This type of gift can be especially appealing if you are holding shares that have appreciated significantly in value but yield a low dividend.

If you have a specific question about donating stock or securities, please contact Hal Hothan, (312) 464-4543.

Will, Trust, IRA and Insurance

The American Medical Association Foundation offers charitable giving opportunities that improve the health of Americans and support medical education while helping you achieve your financial and estate planning goals.

  • A gift by will or revocable trust can be simple to make and provides tax benefits for your estate. 
  • By designating the American Medical Association Foundation as a charitable beneficiary of your individual retirement account, you can make a valuable charitable gift, transfer a highly taxable asset to charity tax-free, and reduce your taxable estate.  Then other assets such as real property and appreciated securities can more readily be transferred with tax advantages to your individual beneficiaries.
  • A charitable remainder trust can provide for one or more individual beneficiaries during their lifetimes, may give you current tax benefits, and then pass tax-free to the American Medical Association Foundation for the program(s) you wish to support.
  • An insurance policy that names the American Medical Assication Foundation as beneficiary, or one that you transfer ownership, provides tax benefits to you as well as important charitable support to Foundation programs.

These examples are certainly not all of the ways in which charitable gift planning can help accomplish your personal financial goals.  Please contact Jane Erb, American Medical Association Foundation Development and Planned Giving Director, at 312-464-5852, or jane.erb@ama-assn.org, to discuss your particular interests.

In Honor or In Memory

Every day more and more people are choosing charitable gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials and many other occasions. Remembering or honoring a family member, friend or mentor by making a gift to the American Medical Association Foundation is a compassionate and meaningful gesture.

For all donations, you will have the option of sharing this special gift with the honoree(s) by requesting and providing the necessary information for the American Medical Association Foundation to mail an honor card or memorial letter on your behalf.

Be sure to fill in the "dedication" portion of the online donation form.

You will be prompted for honoree information at that time. We will send a card notifying the honoree that a gift has been made in their honor.

By Mail
Simply include a note when you mail in your donation explaining that this gift is in honor of or in memory of someone and including any recipient information if you want us to send a card notifying him/her of the donation.

By Phone
Please call (312) 464-4200 and ask to speak to a donor services representative.